Notice of marriage terms and conditions

Notice of Marriage fee policy as of 2nd March 2015

A ‘Notice of Marriage’ must be given in person at least 28 days before the marriage is due to take place if you are having the ceremony in England, Wales, or abroad.

Each notice is valid for one year. If you decide to change the venue, a new ‘Notice of Marriage’ must be given in person at least 28 days before the marriage is due to take place.  If you or your partner are subject to Immigration Control, the notice period may be extended from 28 to 70 days.  You both must give notice in person, no one else can do it on your behalf.

If you are planning to get married in the Church of England or Church in Wales, speak to the vicar of the church.  You may need to give notice at a register office if either or you are subject to immigration control.

If you are planning to marry or form your civil partnership abroad you need to ask the relevant embassy for advice.  They will advise what documentation will be needed.  Please do this before contacting the register office as you may need to give notice to us.  The rules vary between countries.  Please be aware we can only take notice for a marriage or civil partnership abroad from British nationals.  If you are a non British national please contact your embassy for information.

Deposit and cancellations 

A deposit of £35.00 or £47.00 depending on your Immigration status per person is payable at the time of booking by credit or debit card. If you attend the appointment, the deposit will be used towards payment for the service. 

If you need to cancel or make changes to your appointment, two full working days notice must be given to re-arrange an appointment and two full working days notice are also required to cancel any appointment before a refund will be considered.

There will be no refund for non-attendance or if the Registrar abandons the appointment. To avoid the appointment being abandoned due to incorrect documentation being provided, please read the terms and conditions and ensure that you bring the correct paperwork with you.

For further information on the documentation that you need to bring with you to your appointment please click on the link below.


Please confirm that you agree to the terms and conditions before booking your appointment.

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